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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2018 


CNN reveals an alleged Saudi connection to the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Early voting starts today in some states; poverty rates remain steady, with many in New Jersey in need; and cautious praise for the feds' proposal on drug ads.

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Archive: May 17, 2018

Supporters of licensing for assisted-living facilities rallied this week in the Minnesota State Capitol. But are lawmakers listening? (AARP Minnesota)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With less than a week left in the Minnesota legislative session, it's unclear whether either house will pass meaningful elder-care legislation. Advocates for seniors say abuse in assisted-living facilities has reached crisis levels, with about 400 cases reported across the ...Read More

The Nevada System of Higher Education includes University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada State College, as well as several community colleges. (Wikimedia Commons)

LAS VEGAS — College students in Nevada want the state's public universities to sell off financial holdings in companies that produce coal, oil and other fuels that have been shown to contribute to climate change. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. and abroad have divested from fossil fuel inve ...Read More

The start of Ramadan means Muslims will be abstaining from food and drink during the day for the next month. (raech78/Twenty20)

SEATTLE — Ramadan officially began Wednesday, which means American Muslims will be fasting for the next month. Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims, who make up about 22 percent of the world's population. Along with prayer and charity, fasting from sunup to sundown is integra ...Read More

The private company GEO Group operates the Northwest Detention Center, an immigration prison in Tacoma, Wash. (Seattle Globalist/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Companion bills in Congress aim to increase oversight and put a moratorium on the additional construction of immigration detention centers. The Detention Oversight Not Expansion (DONE) Act introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is in part a r ...Read More

Food insecurity can result in various health problems for older adults, including depression, diabetes and heart problems. (Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A new report shows that hunger among older Kentuckians is a persistent problem. According to findings released by the Kentucky Association of Foodbanks, nearly 1 in 10 adults age 60 and older was food insecure in Kentucky in 2016. While there has been progress in recent ye ...Read More

Opponents say rolling back net neutrality would allow Internet providers to create fast lanes for their content and slow lanes for websites that couldn't pay. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new gauntlet has been thrown down in the fight for a free and open Internet. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52 to 47 to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s recent move to roll back net-neutrality rules finalized under the Obama administration. The reve ...Read More

A 2017 legislative analysis found that only 26 percent of New Mexico's third-grade students were proficient in reading. (pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Public Education Department will take comments in Santa Fe Thursday on a controversial proposal to hold back students in kindergarten through third grade who can't read proficiently. The proposal is favored by Gov. Susana Martinez, but has never found support ...Read More

According to Integrity Florida, utilities have an outsized lobbying presence in the state Capitol, employing more than one lobbyist for every two legislators. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The power generated by Florida's four largest utilities goes far beyond just turning your lights on, according to a new report by a watchdog group that found the companies hold significant power over those that are supposed to regulate them. The report by Integrity Florid ...Read More

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